Driving a car can be an amazing experience. From starting your vehicle to driving along the highway at 90 miles an hours, driving can prove to be an exciting acitivity every day. But in the world of video games, this is not possible. Inconsistent physics, cars acting like they have super springs as suspensions and almost no damage turn the excitement of driving a car into a let-down for real car drives. That’s where Gran Turismo 5 comes in.
The 5th instalment in the long-running series is a racing simulator that gives you authentic driving experience. From realistic physics to the drift each car makes when it slides, Gran Turismo 5 excels in every aspect of simulation driving. Feel the power and grip of a real car in your hands as you zoom past the race tracks in UK, Japan and more. Targeted towards hard-core simulation gaming fans, Gran Turismo 5 is available for the PS3 gaming console. The game can prove to be an excellent family entertainer as it comes with an Everyone rating from ESRB.
Synopsis and Features
Gran Turismo 5 is about relishing the joy of driving an authentic race car. From Audi R10, BMW M5, Ferrari 458 Italia to Lamborghini Murciélago you can drive any car you want. Knowing that all these car as created in detail to match their real counterparts only makes the game that much more accurate. Developed by Polyphony Digital and published by Sony Computer Entertainment, Gran Turismo 5 is a treat for gamers all across the world.
The single-player campaign in the game is known as GT Life mode. In this mode you have a certain amount of cash to spend on a car of your choice. At first you can only select low-powered cars, but as you advance through the game you can buy powerful cars to race against your opponents. The quality of the game is enhanced by the addition of different weather conditions. These bring in an entire new dimension of driving as wet weather conditions can make even a solidly built car to wobble a little bit.
You collect experience points when you finish a race or complete a challenge. This helps you in unlocking more events, leading to faster progression though the game. There are 45 different race series in the game that differ on 2 broad categories. These include A-Spec: where you have to drive the car yourself and B-Spec: where you provide instructions to an AI driver. The vehicles available in the game differ from each other as some are accessible only in A-Spec and some only in B-Spec.
There are plenty of features that aid in making driving accurate in Gran Turismo 5. If you are a novice to the game you can opt for a variety of assist options such as skid recovery force and others. The damage mechanism in the game takes a special mention as it has been significantly improved. Damage is now assessed on a variety of parameters that include speed, angle of impact and more. The real-time deformation engine that powers the damage modelling system makes every dent and scratch you receive on your car look real and genuine.
The game features several racetracks that are famous all over the world. These include the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Suzuka Circuit, Daytona International Speedway, Circuito Permanente Del Jarama and many more. Cars are the stars in the Gran Turismo’s universe and Gran Turismo 5 does not disappoint here. Featuring a total of 1,083 cars, Gran Turismo 5 makes every virtual race car driver’s dreams come true.
The different modes in the game include arcade mode, time trials and drift trials. You can team up with friends and compete against them as this game has multiplayer support. From split screen races to online multiplayer, Gran Turismo 5 offers a spectacular multiplayer experience. Up to 16 players can log in online at a single time to race against each other.
4 DLC packs are available for Gran Turismo 5. All these packs add in extra cars, new tracks, different costumes and new paint colors. There is also a major update available for the game called Spec 2.0. The update assists in improving the AI and introducing different weather conditions. The updates, DLCs and wallpapers for the game can be downloaded from the PSN Network.
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4 Sep, 2012
Best of PS3
21 Jul, 2012
Best driving simulator ever played!!!
12 Jun, 2012
Spectacular Simulator Till Date
25 Jan, 2012
10 gb required for install
16 Jan, 2012
The Ultimate Driving Simulator. Period.
23 Sep, 2013
Certainly the BEST DRIVING SIMULATOR ever
2 Nov, 2012
Best Racing Simulator !!
14 Jul, 2012
For Professional Drivers Only
10 Apr, 2012
better than any track focused racing game.
1 Sep, 2012